a LOUIE YouTube compilation – LOUIE of the Week

An inspired edit of LOUIE LOUIE performances was shared on YouTube recently. Someone by the name of “aemelnick” created a nice compilation that features performances of Harrison (?), The Kingsmen, Computeach Middle School Jazz Band, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Iggy Pop, The Clash, The Grateful Dead, The Sandpipers, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, MC5, […]

A New Yorker moment

One of the recent issues of the New Yorker magazine had this cartoon…

In case you didn’t catch it, this cartoon references the 1988 movie “The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!”, starring Leslie Nielson as a tough cop.

There’s a sequence where the evil villain played by Ricardo Montalbán, gets shot […]

HSU Marching Lumberjacks- LOUIE of the Week

After International LOUIE LOUIE Day, it’s time for….. more LOUIE LOUIE!

This is the HSU Marching Lumberjacks performing at their Spring 2010 Concert. It shall be this Week’s LOUIE…

Update on Franklin High

In a previous posting, I mentioned a 1966 recording of LOUIE LOUIE by the Franklin High School Choir Orchestra and Stage Band. At the time I wrote it, I wasn’t sure where this high school was located but I had a feeling it was based in Seattle.

I just received another message that confirms […]

Franklin High (1966) – 1st high school recording? – LOUIE of Week

This week, I’m awarding the LOUIE of the Week award to a thrift store special. My pal Jeff Miller of Wiley’s Golden Oldies of Tacoma sent this LP to me. As luck would have it, I’m thinking this could very well be the world’s FIRST high school recording of the iconic melody.

This is […]

RIP: Ricardo Montalbán, best actor in LOUIE LOUIE tragic death category

Actor Ricardo Montalbán has passed away today at the age of 88. In the LOUIE LOUIE circles, he is best known for the role of Vincent Ludwig in the 1988 movie “The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!”, playing an evil villain that died after being shot by Leslie Nielson, falling from […]

Politics and LOUIE LOUIE

I think I did pretty good this year.

Four years ago, I ran into some problems when I shared some of my political beliefs on this website, which probably wasn’t the best idea of mine, as I try to focus on a more universal appeal with this project. I’ve got friends on all […]

NYPD Jazz Band honors music of Isaac Hayes

On Saturday, I attended the 19th San Jose Jazz Festival, one of the best annual music festivals in the San Francisco bay area. One of the bands I saw there really impressed me by being so very different from all the other jazz, salsa, and blues groups at this event. The NYPD Jazz Band is […]

Marching Lumberjacks – LOUIE of the Week

Here’s another fun LOUIE from YouTube. The Marching Lumberjacks perform a bacon-tastic (their description, not mine) LOUIE LOUIE at Davis Picnic Day Battle (Exhibition) of the Bands on April 19, 2008.

Bergen County Firefighters Pipe Band- LOUIE of the Week

This week, we acknowledge the Bergen County Firefighters Pipe Band (featuring The SHOTS), performing LOUIE LOUIE with “Wooly Bully.” The event was a 2008 Saint Patrick’s Day celebration at Savannah, Georgia.

I love the sound of these bagpipes! Good job, guys!